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A MATTER OF DEGREE

New York Times, Sunday, May 27, 2001

Author:
Dana Motley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dana Motley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Motley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2001, The New York TimesNo. 0527 ( 18,828 )
Across
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Pop music's ___ and the Waves : KATRINA
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Finan. planner's suggestion : IRA
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Alt. spelling : VAR
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Kind of shot : FLU
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Decorative bands : FRIEZES
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Some are kosher : DELIS
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Noncarbonated drinks : ICETEAS
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Start of a quote : CANYOUIMAGINE
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Another helping : SECONDS
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Quote, part 2 : DRFAHRENHEITANDDR
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Revelation responses : AHAS
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"Fargo" director : COEN
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Correct, as a manuscript : RETYPE
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Quote, part 3 : CELSIUS
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Tournament draw : SEED
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Chatroom chuckle : LOL
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Part of some e-mail addresses : ORG
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Lose-lose situations : DILEMMAS
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Like some golf balls : TEED
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One offering a sales incentive : REBATER
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___-Magnon : CRO
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First name in architecture : EERO
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Apparent path of the sun : ARC
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Get cozy : NESTLE
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Quote, part 4 : TALKINGDRFAHRENHEIT
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Star Wars inits. : SDI
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Big foot meas. : EEE
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Supermodel Carangi : GIA
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"Rise, Glory, Rise" composer : ARNE
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Kitchen tubes : PASTA
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Comic writer who produced this puzzle's quote : DANFRENCH
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Cartoonist Soglow : OTTO
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Comic Philips : EMO
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Diminutive suffix : ULE
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Plunk (down) : PUT
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Quote, part 5 : WOULDSAYMANITSHOTIN
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As a matter of fact: Fr. : ENFAIT
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Count Basie's "___ Darlin'" : LIL
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Word on a door : PUSH
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Simple tool user : APE
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Noted minority group : LEFTIES
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"O mio babbino ___" (Puccini aria) : CARO
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Not all the same : ASSORTED
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Mormons: Abbr. : LDS
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3.0, e.g. : GPA
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El ___ : NINO
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Quote, part 6 : HEREAND
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Burn : SCORCH
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Doer in a whodunit : PERP
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Wiggle room : PLAY
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Quote, part 7 : DRCELSIUSWOULDSAY
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Basque, e.g. : IBERIAN
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End of the quote : ITSNOTTHATHOT
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Weather : RIDEOUT
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"The Addams Family" co-star : ASTIN
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Champion : ESPOUSE
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Computer attachment? : ESE
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Grads.-to-be : SRS
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Venusians, e.g. : ETS
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Spring sight : ROSEBUD
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Popeye's alternative, briefly : KFC
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Altar constellation : ARA
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Bolivian export : TIN
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Man on un trono : REY
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Polo shirt producer : IZOD
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Prefix with -algia : NEUR
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Like : ASIF
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Some spuds : IDAHOS
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Shake hands with again : REGREET
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Property recipient : ALIENEE
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An American in Paris? : VISITOR
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Welding gas : ACETYLENE
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Rundown : RECAP
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Provide (for) : FEND
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See 80-Down : LADD
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Khrushchev's concern : USSR
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Roomy place? : INN
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Very, in Würzburg : SEHR
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With 39-Down, terrible with pitches : TONE
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G3 or G4 computer : MAC
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It lacks ventral fins : EEL
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Electrically versatile : ACDC
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Prince, e.g. : HEIR
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Set apart : ALLOT
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Pilot's hdg. : SSE
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Ferdinand's first lady : IMELDA
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Miyoshi ___, Best Supporting Actress winner for "Sayonara" : UMEKI
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Dress with folds : SARI
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See 22-Down : DEAF
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Fun-loving fishers : OTTERS
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Winterize, as an old coat : RELINE
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Humperdinck heroine : GRETEL
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Labor day arrival? : SON
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Friday program that was never actually shown on Friday : DRAGNET
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Painter Shahn : BEN
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Ghanaian dialect : ASHANTI
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Smart : CHIC
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Elaine's home, in Arthurian romance : ASTOLAT
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Like some modern-day mapping : GENOMIC
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Phone trio : DEF
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47-Down airing, today : RERUN
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Bowl outburst : RAH
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Albright's successor at State : POWELL
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Wore a hair shirt : ATONED
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Packs : STUFFS
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Org. with a crack staff? : DEA
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___ nitrate : AMYL
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New Haven Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Lamb or Bacon : AUTHOR
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Western group : POSSE
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Early sixth-century date : DII
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Extinct plant-eater : STEGOSAUR
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With 15-Down, "This Gun for Hire" star : ALAN
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Hot spot : SPA
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When doubled, confidential : HUSH
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Concerning one's coming out? : NATAL
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Clinton cabinet member : PENA
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Swirl : EDDY
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Covers ground quickly : SPRINTS
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Thrust after parrying : RIPOSTE
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Blood donation quantity : ONEUNIT
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Standing on the street? : REP
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With a needle: Prefix : ACU
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"The Wah Watusi" singers, with "the" : ORLONS
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Drought-damaged : SERE
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Madison Avenue awards : CLIOS
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Early Chinese dynasty : HSIA
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West Coast summer hrs. : PDT
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Dreadful : DIRE
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Aaron's 2,297 : RBIS
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Hand over : CEDE
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Oz. and mg. : WTS
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Suffix with game : STER
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Asian sleuth's comment : AHSO
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Dog din : YAPS
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Balance beam gripper : TOE
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Core : HUB
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Big 12 member, briefly : OSU
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Poet Hughes : TED

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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